Calt sells ‘Women!’ to Italy, Spain

Series also goes to Philippines, Ukraine

CANNES — Endemol and one of its parents, Italy’s Mediaset, have teamed to take Italian format rights on short film series “Women!” from French sales company Calt Distribution.

Deal was announced Monday at Mip TV by Paris-based Calt, which hopes to repeat with “Women!” the international sales success it earned with another French short-format, “Camera Cafe.”

GMA Group has acquired “Women!’s” adaptation rights for the Philippines, while Ukrainian broadcast rights for “Women!’s” first season went to distributor Direct Sight.

Calt also sold an option for the format to Spain’s Sagrera TV. Sagrera has already completed a pilot.

HBO Central Europe inked broadcast rights for the first season for six branded channels in the region. Quebec’s Canal Vie took first and second seasons.

“Women!” offers snap sketches, lasting 30 seconds to two minutes, portraying with humor the stereotyping and yearnings of contempo womanhood.

Series’ first season, entitled “Vous les femmes,” aired originally on French M6’s femme-skewing channel Teva.

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